Eagles, QB Jalen Hurts Agree To Terms On 5-Year, $255M Contract Extension
PHILADELPHIA, PA — It was announced this morning, Monday, April 17, 2023, that the Philadelphia Eagles and quarterback Jalen Hurts have reached an agreement on a five-year, $255 million extension, including $179.304 million guaranteed.
Hurts becomes the highest – paid player in NFL history in a deal negotiated by Nicole Lynn of Klutch Sports Group and Eagles‘ GM Howie Roseman. The deal is believed to be the largest contract ever completed by a female agent.
Hurts‘ deal is the biggest contract in terms of average annual value in NFL history. Deshaun Watson‘s $230 million contract signed last year with the Cleveland Browns, which is fully guaranteed, still is biggest in terms of guaranteed money.
Hurts‘ extension includes a no-trade clause — a first in Eagles history. His deal has $179.304 million in total guarantees, including $110 million fully guaranteed at signing and $126.5 million fully guaranteed by March 2024.
The Eagles QB can earn an additional $15 million in incentives, giving him an opportunity to make as much as $274.304 million through 2028, including $4.304 million that he would’ve been due in the last year of his original rookie contract this season.
Hurts gets a raise in 2023, including a $23.294 million signing bonus, and will make $64 million through the first new year in 2024. The Eagles now have him under contract for the next six years, on a deal that preserves their flexibility to keep the team intact around him.
A second-round pick (53rd overall) in the 2020 NFL Draft, Hurts started four games in 2020 and then took over for a struggling Carson Wentz toward the end of the season and became the full-time starter in 2021 after Wentz was traded to the Indianapolis Colts. He has put together a 23-11 record as a starter for the Eagles, including a 14-1 mark last season, having missed two games with a right shoulder strain.
The 24 year-old was an MVP candidate last season, throwing for 3,701 yards with 22 touchdowns to six interceptions while rushing for 760 yards and 13 scores.
He showed tremendous growth as a passer in his second season as the full-time starter, jumping from 19th (54.6) to fourth (66.4) in QBR and 26th (61.3%) to 11th (66.5%) in completion percentage while dropping his average time before throw from 3.12 seconds (31st) to 2.76 seconds (16th) on average.
Super Bowl LVII was one of his best performances, when he racked up 374 total yards and four touchdowns with one costly turnover in a 38-35 loss the Kansas City Chiefs.
His 43 total touchdowns on the year surpassed Donovan McNabb for most ever in a single season in franchise history, helping him to second-team All-Pro honors and a Pro Bowl nod.
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